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Articles from July 30, 2018

50 Trains Cancelled over 'Staff Shortages'
GREATER Manchester mayor Andy Burnham's appeal came as nearly 50 trains were cancelled on Sunday with Northern Rail blaming 'staff shortages' for disruption yesterday.Services were slashed between Liverpool and Manchester Airport and on the Wigan North...
All the Fun of the Fête
NIGEL HEATH has just returned from France's biggest summer festival and a World Cup win is not all they have to celebrateONE of the first signs that Féte Nationale is fast approaching is the little white numbers that suddenly appear on the edge of the...
A Slice of Madeira
THE island of Madeira is a year-round resort, and with its exotic flowers, picturesque landscapes and deep blue sea it's a must-visit destination. Flying to Funchal is where the excitement starts and you'll get your first taste for the volcanic island...
Beautiful Bride Bhavna Shares Wedding Photos
CORONATION Street star Bhavna Limbachia has shared simply stunning photos from her wedding day.Bhavna, who plays the soap's Rana Nazir, married in a private wedding ceremony at the spectacular Thornton Manor, in Cheshire, last weekend surrounded by family,...
Beware: £5K Fine to Soak a Pedestrian
MANCHESTER motorists with a cruel streak beware - if you're tempted to give a pedestrian a good soaking by driving through a puddle then you could end up in trouble with the law.Under UK legislation, mean commuters can be hit with a maximum fine of £5,000...
Boss Wants New Dad Ant to Return to Tour of US
JOSE Mourinho believes Anthony Martial should have returned to United's pre-season tour following the birth of his baby boy.The Frenchman was granted permission to leave United's pre-season tour of the US last week in order to attend the birth of his...
Corrections and Complaints
If we have published anything that is factually inaccurate, please contact the editor on 0161 211 2920 at newsdesk@men-news.co.uk or at Mitchell Henry House, Hollinwood Avenue, Oldham OL9 8EF and, once verified, we will correct it as soon as possible.The...
Despair on Being Told Couple Had Been Killed
A WOMAN has told of the devastating moment she took the call to say that her grandparents had been murdered.Charlie and Gayle Anderson had recently retired to Jamaica when they were found dead near their home in Portland in June.It is alleged the couple...
Ella Told Me She Wants to Be a Superhero When She's Older ...She Already Is
NOMINATE NOW AT PRIDEOFSPORT AWARDS.CO.UK facebook.com/MANCHESTEREVENINGNEWS From inspirational fundraising tot to selfless coaches, award winners are my sporting heroesAWONDERFUL story came to light during the World Cup. Former England striker Jermain...
Every Day Here Is Jaw-Dropping
CHARLOTTE COX sits back and lets herself be guided around this beautiful island by travel firm cosmos Destination Sri LankaFROM the moment the sun set over Udawalawe National park to the second it cast its ruby glow in a final blaze of glory and sank...
Get Family Holidays off to a Flyer
NOW the World Cup is over and schools are out for summer, families across the nation are starting to get excited about their annual holiday. But a recent Thomas Cook survey showed that almost half (45%) of British parents find travelling through the...
Get into a Baltic State of Mind
DESTINATION RIGACURRENCY: Euros (€) - £1 = €1.12 TIME ZONE: GMT+2hrs THE FLIGHT: Ryanair flies direct from Manchester to Riga. Flight duration: 2hrs 35 mins. From £62.99 return. BEST TIME TO VISIT: Go in late spring or summer, when there are likely to...
GM Mayor Calling on May to Sort out Yet More Rail Chaos
By JENNIFER WILLIAMS newsdesk@men-news.co.uk @MENNEWSDESK GREATER Manchester leaders have called for the transport secretary to be sacked and Northern Rail to be stripped of its franchise after its performance slumped again last month - despite its emergency...
Good Sports
6 M.E.N. MONDAY, JULY 30, 2018 @MENnewsdesk Nominate now at Prideofsport awards. facebook.com/ ManchesterEvceninogNe.wUsK co.UK How TSB staff volunteer their time and effort to back great causes through their favourite activitiesFROM volunteers running...
Hat-Trick Not Enough to Silence Thunder
LANCASHIRE Thunder were victorious over Southern Vipers despite England left-arm seamer Tash Farrant claimed only the second Kia Super League hat-trick at Liverpool yeseterday.Last season's finalists have now lost their last two games as, like the Thunder...
Health Teams Pioneer New Way to Help People with Complex Needs
THREE new teams of NHS healthcare staff and council social workers are pioneering an innovative way of helping people who have the most complex health and care needs.The pilot High Impact Primary Care teams are intended to help find ways of transforming...
'Hidden Disabled' to Get Blue Badge Permit
MANCHESTER residents with 'hidden disabilities' including autism and mental health conditions are set to qualify for blue badge parking permits.From next year, people with less obvious illnesses will be able to apply for a blue badge so they can enjoy...
Holiday Drink Too Many Could Land You in Jail
HOLIDAYMAKERS are being warned that too much booze could land them in jail as aviation bosses crack down on drunk and disorderly behaviour at airports and during flights.It comes as Manchester Airport experiences one of its busiest weekends of the year,...
However You Get Active, Make Sure That You Enjoy It
THE volunteers who give up their time are the people in sport we rarely see in the news.They work behind the scenes, helping run grassroots football teams, repairing local clubhouses or encouraging someone who's never considered themselves sporty to...
Jackson's Five-Star Debut for Red Devils
IAN Watson was full of praise for new signing Jackson Hastings after he inspired 12-man Salford to victory over Leeds Despite Lee Mossop being sent off after 20 minutes, debutant Jackson Hastings starred in a fine showing in the 38-22 win.The Australian...
Jailed Terrorist 'Slashed across Face in Prison'
Husnain Rashid PRISON bosses are investigating after a terrorist was reportedly slashed in the face in HMP Manchester.Husnain Rashid was jailed this month after admitting to a string of terror offences - including encouraging attacks on the Trafford...
Jose Doesn't Expect to Get Two New Faces
JOSE Mourinho believes United will only make one more signing in the transfer window despite his desire to make two additions.The Reds are interested in Tottenham's Toby Alderweireld and Leicester's Harry Maguire as they attempt to reinforce their central...
Legal Move as Grenfell-Style Cladding Still Not Replaced
RESIDENTS at nine Salford tower blocks have been waiting a year for Grenfell-style cladding to be replaced - now the council is considering legal action.But councillors have warned that any litigation must not slow down the removal of cladding at the...
Leigh Fail to Make Qualifiers despite Win
LEIGH ended a difficult week on a high with victory over Sheffield, but it wasn't enough as results elsewhere meant the Centurions finished the Championship regular season in sixth position and will not progress to the Super 8 Qualifiers.The club will...
Loss to Liverpool Helps Mourinho to Prove His Point
JOSE Mourinho can thank Jurgen Klopp later.The United manager has been eager to crank up the pressure on his Liverpool counterpart - but inside Michigan's 'Big House' the German did him a big favour.Mourinho's mood has darkened as this troubled US tour...
Mary Berry Drums for Rick at Festival
IF you thought Rick Astley duetting with the Foo Fighters was an unlikely musical combination, then just wait until you see who the pop star has teamed up with now.For Rick was joined on stage at Camp Bestival by none other than Great British Bake Off...
Matic's Surgery Rules Him out of Beginning of Season
UNITED midfielder Nemanja Matic has undergone surgery and will be out for the start of the Premier League season.The 29-year-old linked up with the United squad in Los Angeles last week and the club claimed he completed a 'full training session'.However,...
Mendy Is Wary of Threat Posed by Best Mate Pogba
SETTING aside their Manchester derby rivalry, Benjamin Mendy has revealed how Paul Pogba has become a true leader of club and country.The two men, firm friends since they were at Le Havre together as 13-year-olds, have returned from Russia with World...
Minute Briefing
Cash machine stolen RAIDERS have smashed their way into a high street bank using a JCB digger and fled with a cash machine.Police said "significant damage" had been done to the Barclays Bank in Olney, Milton Keynes, during the early-morning raid yesterday....
News /EASYJET Recruiting 100 Cabin Crew
AN airline is looking to recruit almost 100 new members of cabin crew staff in Manchester.EASYJET has announced the new permanent and fixed term jobs as part of a major nationwide recruitment drive.The airline flies 12 aircraft from Manchester to 52...
News /Save on Walt Disney World Trips
IF you're looking to book a family holiday to Walt Disney World this year you may want to save the pennies where you can.With the latest deal from discount attractions website 365Tickets you can save on entry on the parks throughout 2018.Holidaymakers...
News /the Busiest Day for Thomas Cook Airlines
SCHOOLS are now broken up for summer - and Thomas Cook Airlines has just had its busiest day of the year.Saturday saw more than 20,000 customers jet off on their summer break.Manchester Airport, the firm's home, was the busiest of all its airports, with...
News /Wild Fires Wreak Havoc in Greece
GREECE forest fires have wreaked havoc on the country's Attica region leaving at least 50 dead and over 170 casualties.The wildfires were raging in the village of Mati, about 18 miles east of Athens, destroying homes and causing widespread damage as...
Only 20 per Cent of Car Thieves Are Caught in Region
CAR thieves in Greater Manchester get off scot free 80 per cent of the time, new figures reveal.Last year, Greater Manchester Police investigated 7,095 cases of vehicle theft, according to Home Office crime data.But in 5,708 of them, police closed their...
Passengers' Show Fury at Even More Axed Services
PASSENGERS have vented their anger after around 50 services across Greater Manchester were cancelled yesterday - with passengers only warned of the disruption on Twitter more than four hours after it began.Around 47 services were withdrawn throughout...
Pep Impressed after Blues Comeback
CITY secured a 3-2 win after fighting back from two goals down against Bayern Munich in the last game of their International Champions Cup campaign.Having already faced two defeats in their first games against Borussia Dortmund and Liverpool, City dominated...
Playing Hardball on Deals May Not Be Best Strategy
UNITED could command a £30m fee for Marcos Rojo. Yes, £30m for a defender last seen resembling a steward vainly attempting to stop a pitch invader as Kylian Mbappe hared past him.Rojo has played in 107 United matches out of a possible 223 across four...
REALITY Star Katie Price Was [...]
REALITY star Katie Price was all smiles as she stepped out on a lavish shopping trip in Manchester with her boyfriend Kris Boyson. The former glamour model looked on great form as she hit the shops with her personal trainer beau on Saturday.Carrying...
Room with a View
N the hustle and bustle of London, anywhere you can escape the rush and relax is very much welcomed.ISo imagine the luxury of having your very own rooftop terrace where you can sit back and enjoy a stunning view of the capital.The Zetter Hotel has recently...
Shoppers Hurt as Car Smashes into Front of Store
A CAR ploughed into a Home Bargains store in Ashton-under-Lyne in front of horrified shoppers.The blue Honda vehicle smashed through the front entrance of the store at the Snipe Retail Park at around 12.25pm on Sunday.Police, fire crews and the ambulance...
Smart Hotel for a Smart City
IREMEMBER stepping out of Cambridge railway station a few years ago on my first trip to the city, expecting to be greeted by pretty college buildings and church spires piercing the skyline.Instead, it was grey and it was grim, pretty much the kind of...
Superfast Wi-Fi for Gay Village
BUSINESSES based in the city's Gay Village have welcomed new superfast Wi-Fi ahead of the annual Pride festival.GLEEfi, which stands for Gay Lesbian Everyone Everywhere, is a new broadband product being installed through 1GB internet pipes based in key...
Theatre Director Full of 'Tenacity, Creativity and Vision'
TRIBUTES have been paid to the cofounder of the Royal Exchange Theatre who has died aged 75.Braham Murray was the longestserving artistic director of the theatre working at the forefront of the company for 36 years since the theatre in-the-round opened...
The Boxing Gym Fighting to Get People off Sofas and into the Ring
HUNG around the walls of the unassuming gym above a McColl's convenience store on Lightbowne Road in Moston are pictures of some of the biggest names in Manchester boxing holding aloft their world titles and other belts.From Jock McAvoy to Johnny King...
The Cheque's in the Postcode as 982 Neighbours Win Lotto
TWO neighbours have hit the jackpot winning a "life-changing" sum of more than £300,000 in a lottery draw.Julia Skellorn and Lorna Smith, who both share the same postcode in Dukinfield, were each handed a cheque for £305,674 by the People's Post Code...
Three Lions
4 M.E.N. MONDAY, JULY 30, 2018 @MENNEWSDESK facebook.com/ ManchesterEvceninogNe.wUsK NOMINATE NOW AT PRIDEOFSPORT AWARDS.CO.UK ...and a host of other top sporting names. How Manchester's grassroots clubs are a production line for talent, from the stars...
Too High a Price to Pay for a Giant Tower Block
VIEWPOINTS Write to: Viewpoints, M.E.N, Mitchell Henry House, Hollinwood Avenue, Oldham, OL9 8EF Or email: viewpoints@men-news.co.ukAS chairman of Manchester Civic Society, I am taking action to challenge the highly controversial decision to allow a...
'Tram Surf' Youngsters Are Brought to Justice
YOUTHS who caused mayhem on the Metrolink network by throwing rocks at passengers and 'tram surfing' are being brought to justice.A total of 10 youngsters, aged between nine and 14, were involved in two high profile incidents of anti-social behaviour...
Travel News
P&O'S STEAK IN THE FUTURE PASSENGERS on P&O Cruises' Iona will be able to enjoy aged steaks at the new-concept Keel and Cow gastropub when she launches in May 2020.Other dining options include the debut of The Quays piazza foodie market, home...
UK a 'Laughing Stock on Brexit' Says Town Hall Leader
THE UK has become a 'laughing stock' over Brexit and it is 'ridiculous' to attempt to get into bed with Donald Trump for a trade deal, a Greater Manchester town hall leader has claimed.Councillor Brenda Warrington told members of Tameside's full council...
United Still in Talks to Sign Toby
UNITED are still in discussions with Tottenham over a possible deal for Toby Alderweireld despite their interest in Leicester's Harry Maguire.The M.E.N. revealed the Reds approached Spurs with a view to concluding a £55m deal for Alderweireld in May...
Valencia Criticised for Pre-Season Condition
ANTONIO Valencia's condition was 'not good' when he returned to Carrington following an extended holiday in Ecuador, according to boss Jose Mourinho . Unsurprisingly, the United manager was not in good form after seeing his patched-up side hammered 4-1...
What Does the Future Hold?
At the new 'super terminal', a two-level departures and shopping area will feature stunning views of the runways, and a host of plants and trees.Seating areas will lead to an expansive 'market' with a large space for dining, restaurants and bars.Other...
What Is Going on at Manchester Airport?
PASSENGERS TRAVELLING THROUGH OUR CITY'S BOOMING AIRPORT ARE ASKING WHY THE EXPERIENCE IS NOT QUITE WHAT IT SHOULD BE...IT'S a question posed to us by M.E.N readers after a series of issues this summer.Lengthy security queues, new drop-off charges, and...
Winner Ben's Not Bothered by His Critics
FIND somebody that looks at you like Benjamin Mendy looks at his World Cup winner's medal."This is my skin now," the City defender beamed as he pressed the gold against his forearm."For four years it's my skin for a life. In four years we have a new...
Woman Collapsed in the Street after Her Drink Was 'Spiked' in a Bar
POLICE are investigating a woman's claim she had her drink spiked with a suspected date-rape drug in a bar.Emma Beaumont, 36, fears if it hadn't been for the intervention of her friend, she could have been the victim of an even more sinister crime.She...
Woman's Agony as Wind Blows 50ft Fence on to Her
A WOMAN who became trapped under 50ft of plastic fencing outside a bus station has spoken of her ordeal.Ann Farrell, 61, had been on her way to a hospital appointment when the fencing collapsed in strong winds on Saturday morning.She and an elderly man...
Youngster Gets the Lowdown from Vin
CITY'S young sharpshooter Lukas Nmecha has been getting tips on his game... from Vincent Kompany.The German-born England youth international made his competitive debut for the club back in December in the Carabao Cup quarter-final with Leicester, and...
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